Employer: The British Government
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Application deadline: 18 June 2020
Starting monthly salary (EUR): 4,243.29 (gross)
Start Date: 20 July 2020
Type of Position: Full-time, Permanent
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organizations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council, and the Commonwealth.
Corporate Services Benelux (CSB) is a joint service of over 50 colleagues and contractors that leads on operational support to the UK Diplomatic Missions in Brussels (the UK Mission to the EU and our bilateral Embassy to Belgium). CSB is now looking for a full-time Post Security Manager, who will ensure a safe and secure working environment for the staff and visitors of the British Embassy to Belgium and UK Mission to the EU (UKMIS) through excellent management of physical security.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for ensuring all staff and visitors are safe and secure;
Responsible for the effective day-to-day management of a team of Security Officers and Contracted Guards including rotation and cover;
Provide a professional interface with the public;
Responsibility for conducting and leading fire, emergency, and evacuation drills;
Responsible for identifying and managing potential threats;
CCTV systems & access control management;
Maintain security awareness and culture at the post;
Application of breach procedures;
Provide training to security guards, advice to staff and spouses;
Maintain security equipment and liaise with the Regional Overseas Security Manager (ROSM);
Liaise with local security organizations including Police, associated Diplomatic/LE security managers of friendly missions;
Maintain a log of daily occurrences/events/function and visitors;
Role of the Fire Safety Manager by testing fire and emergency alarms weekly;
Undertake additional duties in support of Embassy requirements.
Essential qualifications, skills, and experience
Fluent English language skills (oral and written);
A minimum of 5 years of previous security experience;
A minimum of 2 years previous experience of staff management;
Excellent organizational skills;
Ability to work unsupervised;
Flexibility & ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
Full driving license;
Relevant PC experience including MS Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint).
Desirable qualifications, skills, and experience
A training background/experience in managing and developing staff;
Fluent French language skills (oral and written);
Fluent Dutch language skills (oral and written).
Making Effective Decisions, Leading and Communicating, Building Capability for All, Managing a Quality Service